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InvisibleEvolving
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A system for turning just about anything into oil
    #1480421 - 04/21/03 09:11 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1480662 - 04/21/03 10:24 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Now that is really cool.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1481354 - 04/22/03 01:59 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

go science!


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1481519 - 04/22/03 03:56 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Neat! We'll be able to keep those SUV's running for many more years thanks to this.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1481536 - 04/22/03 04:25 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

sounds good to me

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1481730 - 04/22/03 07:26 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

that, is most definately, one of the greatest discoveries of our time.  it's like the epitome of recycling!

although it won't help with the atmosphere, or problems with pollution, it will help considerably with waste problems.  think about it; we could clean up waste everywhere, and turn it into oil, and make a profit, which is just the motivation society needs to help clean up our little green planet :smile:

now, we just need a way to turn air pollution, into something useful :laugh: 

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1481794 - 04/22/03 08:15 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

WOW, that is amazing!

/me sits in awe.

Great post!

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1482009 - 04/22/03 10:11 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

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"Outside, a tanker truck idles, full to the top with fresh turkey blood."





Heh, blood for oil!!!!!!!

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1482117 - 04/22/03 11:11 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

:grin: :grin: :grin:


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1482676 - 04/22/03 02:22 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Great story! I hope Bush and his boys realize it's the animal, not the country...

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1486917 - 04/23/03 05:02 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

That's pretty interesting. So our energy problems are solved then? What about the environment though?


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Revelation]
    #1487043 - 04/23/03 05:33 PM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Widespread adoption of this technology and abandonment of fossil fuels would eliminate the need for any control on CO2 emissions as we would actually be recycling the CO2. Of course as the article shows, this technology could greatly reduce problems of waste disposal. It should also be easier to control emissions of sulfur compounds based on what is turned into oil.

Incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons and the production of NOx would remain problems that should continue to be addressed. Perhaps advancements in fuel cell technology will address these issues better than currently used technologies.

This is not a panacea, but a very big step in the right direction. There is always room for improvement.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1488416 - 04/24/03 04:00 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Only a small fraction of CO2 emissions come from liquid petroleum. most of it comes from coal.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1488484 - 04/24/03 05:30 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

Coal.. seems such a thing of the past. When are we gonna learn. Look at our beautiful sun.. its a giant ball of energy, capture it.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1488521 - 04/24/03 06:12 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

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Quote:

"Outside, a tanker truck idles, full to the top with fresh turkey blood."





Heh, blood for oil!!!!!!!




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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1488874 - 04/24/03 09:40 AM (21 years, 2 months ago)

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Only a small fraction of CO2 emissions come from liquid petroleum. most of it comes from coal.



Is that so? I know this is only for the U.S., but here's a graph from the DOE website.


Fluid fuels are usually a much better alternative for most applications. Strip mining sucks, and underground coal mining is still a dangerous profession.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1503872 - 04/29/03 09:53 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Why isn't this being reported as "big news" on the mainstream media? I haven't heard anything about it.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Revelation]
    #1504210 - 04/29/03 11:53 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

It's still in science-geek phase. Discover is pretty mainstream science pub. I've seen this on other internet forums, too.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Revelation]
    #1504666 - 04/29/03 01:58 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Because why would they talk about another way to get oil when we're fighting for it in other countries as we speak?


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Strumpling]
    #1519288 - 05/04/03 11:33 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

ive been talking with my g-friend for the last hour about this article.
absolutely amazing stuff.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: cerebral gortex]
    #1544807 - 05/13/03 10:38 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

This will also be great for the mafia! Now instead of turning informants in to hotdogs they can make oil of them! j/k This is really great! Incredible!


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1831244 - 08/19/03 08:16 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

BTTT

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1831376 - 08/19/03 09:00 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Cool.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1831795 - 08/19/03 11:27 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Screw this (not really,it's cool),but fusion power is where it's at.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: monoamine]
    #1832426 - 08/20/03 05:13 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Uhhh... at least this actually works. Fusion doesn't.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: zeta]
    #1832883 - 08/20/03 09:52 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

And fusion doesn't turn waste into useful products.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Autonomous]
    #1834022 - 08/20/03 03:00 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Fusion doesn't really have any waste products. (besides heat)
Fusion works,it's just a matter of containment.I think within the next hundred years there will be at least one fusion power plant.

And besides,this thing is still in hardcore science geek stage,who knows if it will ever be implimented or practical.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: monoamine]
    #1834117 - 08/20/03 03:30 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

It's being implemented right now.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: monoamine]
    #1834350 - 08/20/03 04:24 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

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grandmasterfat said:
Fusion doesn't really have any waste products. (besides heat)



Can fusion turn garbage into useful products? Petroleum is used to produce many things besides electrical power. The use of this technology will still provide benefits even if fusion becomes workable and the power generated by it becomes widely available.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Autonomous]
    #1834479 - 08/20/03 05:11 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Also, turning garbage does not introduce new carbons into the environment like drilling for oil does. It merely keeps the same carbon in play.

All those turkey guts have to go somwhere...

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1836095 - 08/21/03 02:22 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

this is more of a vehicle fuel sloution, it's probably not efficient enough economically to be a legitimate source of energy, but it could make a sufficient gasoline substitute.

How more efficient could this really be than just burning garbage? It may be a clearner alternative to burning garbage.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1836518 - 08/21/03 08:37 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

This creates light fuel oil. You can run a deisel engine or heat your home off of it. You can't even burn wet garbage, let alone power anything off of it. Drying and incinerating wet garbage takes a huge amount of energy, and gives very little back.

The process that turns it into oil is very clean. Burning garbage is likely to be quite toxic, so much so that you can't burn most types. Even benign solids like lawn clippings produce too much particulate pollution.

This IS economical, because it takes otherwise useless crap, or toxic crap even, and turns it into fuel. If they are 80% efficient it is still great, because you'd otherwise have to expend energy just to get rid of the garbage in an inefficient manner.

There's a lot less energy in the trash then there is in an oil well, but wells are hard to drill, and garbage just piles up regardless.

This isn't a panacea, but it could make a HUGE DENT in our fuel needs. Add in bio-deisel and we are doing very well. It also reduces

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Evolving]
    #1838505 - 08/21/03 06:57 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Ah-ha! I found their website!


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1838663 - 08/21/03 07:51 PM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Damn, I didn't know they had ConAgra aboard. That's a heavy hitter.

Warren Buffet is backing these guys.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1839378 - 08/22/03 12:31 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

Where did you see something about Warren Buffet?


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1839803 - 08/22/03 07:29 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

I noticed that too, its Howard Buffett, Warrens son.

Anyone have an IPO date for these guys :smile:

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1839906 - 08/22/03 08:31 AM (20 years, 10 months ago)

It's in the article, and also on the company's webpage under 'partners'. Buffet is representing ConAgra.

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1861608 - 08/29/03 01:55 AM (20 years, 9 months ago)

A mod should drop this post into the news forum too, so the non-tek geeks can be amazed.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Demiurge]
    #1862029 - 08/29/03 07:48 AM (20 years, 9 months ago)

I cross-posted it into the political forum back when it was new. Maybe I need to bump that :smile:

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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: wingnutx]
    #1862817 - 08/29/03 01:12 PM (20 years, 9 months ago)

Facts have no place there.


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Re: A system for turning just about anything into oil [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1862921 - 08/29/03 01:51 PM (20 years, 9 months ago)

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Facts have no place there.


Ain't that the truth.


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